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Frontier FiguresAmerican Music and the Mythology of the American West

Frontier Figures: American Music and the Mythology of the American West

Beth Levy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520267763
eISBN:
9780520952027
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267763.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This is an exploration of how the American West, both as physical space and inspiration, animated American music. Examining the work of such composers as Aaron Copland, Roy Harris, Virgil Thomson, ... More

Funky NassauRoots, Routes, and Representation in Bahamian Popular Music

Funky Nassau: Roots, Routes, and Representation in Bahamian Popular Music

Timothy Rommen

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520265684
eISBN:
9780520948754
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520265684.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This book examines the role music has played in the formation of the political and national identity of the Bahamas. It analyzes Bahamian musical life as it has been influenced and shaped by the ... More

George GershwinHis Life and Work

George Gershwin: His Life and Work

Howard Pollack

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520248649
eISBN:
9780520933149
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520248649.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This biography of George Gershwin (1898–1937) unravels the myths surrounding one of America's most celebrated composers and establishes the enduring value of his music. Gershwin created some of the ... More

Harlem in MontmartreA Paris Jazz Story between the Great Wars

Harlem in Montmartre: A Paris Jazz Story between the Great Wars

William Shack

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520225374
eISBN:
9780520925694
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520225374.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

During the years between the world wars, a small but dynamic community of African American jazz musicians left the United States and settled in Paris, creating a vibrant expatriate music scene and ... More

Interpreting Music

Interpreting Music

Lawrence Kramer

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520267053
eISBN:
9780520947368
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267053.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This book is a comprehensive discussion on understanding musical meaning and performing music meaningfully—“interpreting music” in both senses of the term. Synthesizing and advancing two decades of ... More

Interpreting Popular Music

Interpreting Popular Music

David Brackett

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520225411
eISBN:
9780520925700
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520225411.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

There is a well-developed vocabulary for discussing classical music, but when it comes to popular music, how do we analyze its effects and its meaning? This book draws from the disciplines of ... More

Jazz Diasporas"Race, Music, and Migration in Post-World War II Paris"

Jazz Diasporas: "Race, Music, and Migration in Post-World War II Paris"

Rashida K. Braggs

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520279346
eISBN:
9780520963412
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520279346.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

At the close of the Second World War, waves of African American musicians migrated to Paris, eager to thrive in its reinvigorated jazz scene. This book challenges the notion that Paris was a ... More

Jazz MattersSound, Place, and Time since Bebop

Jazz Matters: Sound, Place, and Time since Bebop

David Ake

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520266889
eISBN:
9780520947399
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520266889.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

What, where, and when is jazz? To most of us jazz means small combos, made up mostly of men, performing improvisationally in urban club venues. But jazz has been through many changes in the decades ... More

Jazz/Not JazzThe Music and Its Boundaries

Jazz/Not Jazz: The Music and Its Boundaries

David Ake

Charles Hiroshi Garrett and Daniel Goldmark (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520271036
eISBN:
9780520951358
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271036.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Jazz/Not Jazz explores some of the musicians who (and concepts, places, and practices that), though deeply connected to established jazz institutions and aesthetics, have rarely, if ever, appeared in ... More

Jewish IdentitiesNationalism, Racism, and Utopianism in Twentieth-Century Music

Jewish Identities: Nationalism, Racism, and Utopianism in Twentieth-Century Music

Klara Moricz

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520250888
eISBN:
9780520933682
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520250888.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This book mounts a challenge to prevailing essentialist assumptions about “Jewish music,” which maintain that ethnic groups, nations, or religious communities possess an essence which must manifest ... More

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